Film is based on the period when Russia was under control of the Golden horde. Ryazan knight Evpaty Kolovrat is the leader of the squad, which decides to fight back khan Batu, who divided Russia. The plot is based on The Tale of the Destruction of Riazan, a medieval military tale about the capture of the city of Ryazan by the Mongols in 1237 and is one of the best sources of the Mongol invasion of Russia

Film will tell about Golden Horde times and the warrior, Ryazan knight Evpaty Kolovrat, leading the squad decides to fight back khan Batu, who shattered Russia.

This military tale (The Tale of the Destruction of Riazan )survived in several sixteenth and the seventeenth century redactions and is thought to be a part of a miscellany that was composed and revised by the clergy of the Church of St. Nikholas of Zaraisk. According to the legend, the church is located on the spot where the princess Eupraxy killed herself. Given a form of a military tale, the later version of The Tale of Batu's Capture of Ryazan is a fictionalized account with some historical inaccuracies suggesting that the Tale was composed sometimes after the described events and was subsequently further edited. Tracing its provenance, textual analysis, and dating of various redactions have been conclusively resolved by Soviet scholars.

PART I - Autum Forest Sequence

We did episdoe consist of  107 shots in fully generated CG forest.

Assets

First of all we looked through concepts and moodboards and created custom tree library. 

We also used some 3d scan data to achieve high level of detail on the ground and on the cliffs

Then we`ve assembled all the elements together and started...

Shots production

PART II - Winter Forest Sequence

We did another episode with another CG forest) But this time it was burned out winter forest with dead trees.

Assets

Once again customly generated trees assets

Some more procedural trees

all assets before set dressing

Opening shot for this episode required CGdoubles

Shots production

Cast

Directed by 

Dzhanik Fayziev

Ivan Shurkhovetskiy

 

Produced by

Dzhanik Fayziev

Rafael Minasbekyan

Pavel Stepanov

 

Main Road post

VFX Producer

Natalia Panchenko 

VFX Supervisors

Roman Bobrov

Sergey Shuppo

 

 

Trehmer Film Crew

VFX Supervisors

Ruslan Sharafutdinov

  Konstantin Listratov

 

VFXproducer

 Yevgenia Salnikova

Coordinator

Marina Yakovleva

Editorial

Vlad Fedosov

 

Modeling

Pavel Ivanov

 

Lookdev\Lighting

Sergey Konorev

Alex Yakovlev

Maxim Popov

Egor Borisko

 

FX

Maxim Popov

 

Pipline\TD

Alex Alechin

 

Character Supervisor

Sergey Toktarov

 

CharacterTD

Igor Surin

 

 

Mattepaint

Viktor Manin

 

Compositing

Roman Moiseev

Dmitry Aleksandrov

Dmitry Polbitsyn

Valery Denisov

Andrey Titorenko

Timofey Chernyavsky

Nurshat Zakiryanov

Artur Abdrachmanov

Alexsandra Sazanovich

Artem Timofeev

Regina Mingazetdinova

Akim Fimin